Summer Jobs!


Green Thumbs is hiring 6 summer students!

Here’s the deal:

Applicants must be

(a) between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment; (b) registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year; (c) intending to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year; (d) a student in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program; (e) a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act* and; (f) legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations *Foreign students are not eligible.

Jobs are 30 hours/wk. Pay is $11.75/hr. Jobs start June 13 and end August 26.

Job Description: Garden and Food Program Leaders (English)

Garden and Food Program Leaders design, develop, implement and evaluate programs for children, youth and families on public lands throughout summer. They will be responsible for running daily programs that engage about 1,500 individuals over the summer months. They will learn skills and techniques in urban agriculture and transmit this information by engaging to other members of the community in activities designed as both recreational and educational. As their own skills and experience grows over the summer, they are matched with youth volunteers as mentors. They also participate in field trips to local farms for a greater understanding of farming as a career. Drawing on their own studies, students are encouraged to develop lesson plans and activities that deepen their practical experience in their chosen fields.

Garden and Food Program Leaders (Bilingual F&E)

Garden and Food Program Leaders design, develop, implement and evaluate programs for children, youth and families on public lands throughout summer. Bilingual staff are asked to do outreach in French particularly in Regent Park where French-speaking immigrants from Africa are experiencing a lack of programs and services. The students will be responsible for running daily programs that engage about 1,500 individuals over the summer months. They will learn skills and techniques in urban agriculture and transmit this information by engaging to other members of the community in activities designed as both recreational and educational. As their own skills and experience grows over the summer, they are matched with youth volunteers as mentors. They also participate in field trips to local farms for a greater understanding of farming as a career. Drawing on their own studies, students are encouraged to develop lesson plans and activities that deepen their practical experience in their chosen fields.

Send your resume and cover letter in ONE PDF or WORD/OpenOffice file.

Send it to jobs@greenthumbsto.org by Tuesday May 31, 5 pm.

Please, no phone calls!

Youth who face barriers to employment are encouraged to apply. We thank all candidates for applying. We will contact you if we would like to interview you for the position. Unfortunately we will not be able to contact you otherwise.

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